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11-15-09, 01:11 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,903
Posted By Ashen

Yeah I had some good snowshoeing up at Snoqualmie...

Yeah I had some good snowshoeing up at Snoqualmie Pass, going to Snow Lake. Won't be back this year though, it was about as late as one can safely hike that route. Too much avalanche danger.
11-12-09, 11:25 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,559
Posted By Ashen

Lots of good singletrack, how much again...

Lots of good singletrack, how much again depending on your definition of "in the area". Tiger Mountain is not far from town and has a fair amount of decent trails. If you want something more epic,...
11-12-09, 02:30 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,559
Posted By Ashen

Depends on your definition of "in the area" ...

Depends on your definition of "in the area"

Hurricane Ridge out on the peninsula is supposed to be awesome, though I've never done it. Around Mt. Rainier is a really beautiful area, with plenty...
11-11-09, 09:52 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,559
Posted By Ashen

Seattle is pretty good for N/S routes, but...

Seattle is pretty good for N/S routes, but honestly E/W leaves a lot to be desired. Some of that is terrain of course, but going between West Seattle and the aforementioned I-90 bridge is kind of a...
11-10-09, 05:42 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,559
Posted By Ashen

I try not to be TOO much of a West Seattle...

I try not to be TOO much of a West Seattle cheerleader, but yeah, it's awesome :P
11-09-09, 10:02 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,559
Posted By Ashen

Yep, a real actual place. Burien might work...

Yep, a real actual place. Burien might work well too. Or West Seattle. It depends on where you want the balance to be between sports and the airport really.
11-09-09, 07:28 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,559
Posted By Ashen

You could live in Seatac or Tukwila, and be near...

You could live in Seatac or Tukwila, and be near the airport as well as the rail line to downtown (the stadiums).
11-07-09, 11:01 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,170
Posted By Ashen

I don't even understand your complaint. You...

I don't even understand your complaint. You have a bike that goes for $945, you want some upgrades, the price with upgrades is $1000. This is reasonable. Nobody is ripping anyone off.
10-28-09, 11:19 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,524
Posted By Ashen

I'd be very surprised if the OP was racing.

I'd be very surprised if the OP was racing.
10-27-09, 05:41 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,524
Posted By Ashen

There is no reasonable condition where you would...

There is no reasonable condition where you would want to be on both big cogs. It just doesn't make sense. You would never do this.
10-27-09, 03:59 PM
Replies: 254
Views: 7,025
Posted By Ashen

I know the futility but.... ...

I know the futility but....

http://xkcd.com/386/
10-27-09, 01:34 PM
Replies: 254
Views: 7,025
Posted By Ashen

I missed nothing. Your claim is that fruit and...

I missed nothing. Your claim is that fruit and limited greens is literally all we need. If I really like oranges and spinach, but eat burgers occasionally (or any chance I get), I am not a...
10-27-09, 10:35 AM
Replies: 254
Views: 7,025
Posted By Ashen

It's tough for me to want to try it for myself...

It's tough for me to want to try it for myself when so much of what you say is already clearly false, without even touching the question of humans as frugivores. For example, both of out closest...
10-27-09, 08:48 AM
Replies: 254
Views: 7,025
Posted By Ashen

Far be it from me to question a self proclaimed...

Far be it from me to question a self proclaimed expert with a whole 6 months of study *cough*, but a fruit only diet is one of the strangest things I've heard in a good while.
10-27-09, 08:24 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,559
Posted By Ashen

Honest truth, it's a rare day that the weather...

Honest truth, it's a rare day that the weather here is significantly more extreme than you would get down in the bay. Greater chance of maybe one freak snowstorm per year, but in general its about...
10-26-09, 08:42 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 635
Posted By Ashen

If it was in good shape I might pay $150, $200...

If it was in good shape I might pay $150, $200 tops. I'd have to really want that specific bike to go that high though. The market for older used hardtails is pretty saturated, so it isn't really...
Forum: Touring
10-25-09, 11:44 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 686
Posted By Ashen

Starving to death due to lack of preparation and...

Starving to death due to lack of preparation and stubbornly being unwilling to use a map (that could have saved him, he was very close to a river crossing) trends more toward stupidity than freedom,...
10-20-09, 04:56 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 909
Posted By Ashen

How do you handle the helmet issue? Unless they...

How do you handle the helmet issue? Unless they are not required there, that is the biggest obstacle to me. I'm not really a germophobe or anything (probably trending the other way...) but rental...
Forum: Touring
10-14-09, 04:59 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,009
Posted By Ashen

Gotcha. Great pictures from that trip btw,...

Gotcha. Great pictures from that trip btw, I've enjoyed them several times.
Forum: Touring
10-14-09, 04:02 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,009
Posted By Ashen

You sure your friend wasn't just reacting to...

You sure your friend wasn't just reacting to altitude, if that was your first day up there? That is PLENTY high to have really nasty side effects for many people.
10-14-09, 03:56 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,661
Posted By Ashen

Did you loosen the stem bolts first, or did you...

Did you loosen the stem bolts first, or did you just torque the crap out of it and break it, the way the movers did to my cheap mountain bike when my family moved in my teens?

(no I'm not bitter,...
Forum: Commuting
10-13-09, 10:47 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 431
Posted By Ashen

On balance, I'll settle for our current level of...

On balance, I'll settle for our current level of civility.

http://www.cnn.com/2009/WORLD/americas/10/13/colombia.drug.war/index.html
Forum: Touring
10-12-09, 10:37 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 5,312
Posted By Ashen

Well yeah, but it's ROTATING weight.... :p

Well yeah, but it's ROTATING weight.... :p
10-05-09, 06:11 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 4,756
Posted By Ashen

There is a reason that so many stem searches end...

There is a reason that so many stem searches end in the Nitto Technomic... :)
09-29-09, 06:21 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 362
Posted By Ashen

It's from the late 80s (chainstay U-brake ftw),...

It's from the late 80s (chainstay U-brake ftw), and that fork was not stock. It looks too small for someone 5'10" to me but people have different body shapes and preferences, etc.
Forum: Commuting
09-29-09, 04:26 PM
Replies: 184
Views: 11,994
Posted By Ashen

dynohub driving an iq Fly in front and dtoplight...

dynohub driving an iq Fly in front and dtoplight xs in the rear. Plus a rear blinky, and a high viz vest with red leds built into it that blink. Full set of reflectors. Gets me through the...
Forum: Commuting
09-28-09, 04:03 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 707
Posted By Ashen

Very satisfied Shimano 3n80 user here. Not...

Very satisfied Shimano 3n80 user here. Not really sure of mileage, maybe 5000? I don't notice resistance, I just leave the lights on all the time.
09-24-09, 04:15 PM
Replies: 116
Views: 3,931
Posted By Ashen

I see where you are coming from, but I could see...

I see where you are coming from, but I could see something like that causing armed revolt in the PacNW, even if the plan had the full backing of the federal government.
09-23-09, 05:30 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 7,962
Posted By Ashen

The star nut is just to set the proper tension on...

The star nut is just to set the proper tension on the bearings. The stem being clamped down is what actually holds everything in place. So to properly adjust your headset, you would loosen the...
09-23-09, 01:39 PM
Replies: 116
Views: 3,931
Posted By Ashen

Roody, I hope you are right. A future where we...

Roody, I hope you are right. A future where we get our power from a combination of nuclear and renewables is the best I could hope for right now.
09-23-09, 08:29 AM
Replies: 116
Views: 3,931
Posted By Ashen

Equating nuclear power with Chernobyl is...

Equating nuclear power with Chernobyl is ridiculous, and only people who are completely ignorant of modern nuclear tech could make that comparison. In case that describes you, modern nuclear...
09-23-09, 08:22 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 812
Posted By Ashen

I know this is good advice, but it sucks to see...

I know this is good advice, but it sucks to see how far the name has fallen from the days of Superbe and Cyclone drivetrains.
09-21-09, 06:25 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 429
Posted By Ashen

I'd probably keep the Davidson, but then I...

I'd probably keep the Davidson, but then I suspect that many people in this forum will say that. Equal flip the other way if you posted this question in the road forum.
Forum: Commuting
09-21-09, 04:28 PM
Replies: 168
Views: 4,702
Posted By Ashen

You will just have to trust that it was very cool...

You will just have to trust that it was very cool back when I was 14 years old in what were to me the early days of the internet. I used it long before I joined here, it's just sort of my internet...
09-18-09, 02:41 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,972
Posted By Ashen

Great discussion everyone, I really appreciate...

Great discussion everyone, I really appreciate it. I'm not sure where exactly in La Quinta they will be, guess I'll find out when I visit at Christmas. Now to decide if I just want to send a...
09-17-09, 08:54 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,972
Posted By Ashen

Ok you guys convinced me, I'll stick to some of...

Ok you guys convinced me, I'll stick to some of the other rides mentioned :)
09-17-09, 05:24 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,972
Posted By Ashen

Wow, that bad huh? Just to be clear, is it...

Wow, that bad huh?

Just to be clear, is it the roads, or the sea itself that make it so awful? The general wasteland of the landscape actually doesn't bug me, for the record.
09-17-09, 04:42 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,972
Posted By Ashen

Road quality around Salton Sea?

Hey SoCal people. I'm a PacNW guy like my location says, but my parents are moving to La Quinta soon here, and I'm interested in hitting some long rides from their home. It looks like going all...
Forum: Commuting
09-17-09, 01:52 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 500
Posted By Ashen

Thanks! My wife needs new tires, and I love...

Thanks! My wife needs new tires, and I love mine. Order placed.
09-17-09, 10:28 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 399
Posted By Ashen

Probably a worn cassette. If you use that...

Probably a worn cassette. If you use that sprocket often, it makes sense it would wear out before the others.
09-15-09, 11:02 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,273
Posted By Ashen

I have new wheels on my RB-T, but most people...

I have new wheels on my RB-T, but most people wouldn't notice since it is just shimano hubs, Sun CR-18 rims, and 36 spokes.
09-15-09, 09:14 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 5,314
Posted By Ashen

Dislocated my shoulder once. Front wheel washed...

Dislocated my shoulder once. Front wheel washed out down a slope and I went over the bars into a big rock. Had to push it back into place and walk back to the car.
09-10-09, 08:52 AM
Replies: 51,212
Views: 6,654,943
Posted By Ashen

Hope somebody here got the 76 Supercourse with...

Hope somebody here got the 76 Supercourse with original saddle that was on the Seattle craigslist last night. $120 was a great deal. Love to see pictures :)
09-09-09, 10:25 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 861
Posted By Ashen

I should clarify, it came with a Superbe Pro...

I should clarify, it came with a Superbe Pro crank, and everything else was Ofmega. Mostly it didn't seem to be labeled except the brake calipers, which are Ofmega Vantage. Regardless, it should...
09-09-09, 10:08 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 861
Posted By Ashen

I've got a Takara Touring Deluxe to clean up,...

I've got a Takara Touring Deluxe to clean up, that my sister in law pulled out of a creek.

Also going to give the full overhaul treatment to the Enik Stelvio...
09-09-09, 08:34 AM
Replies: 51,212
Views: 6,654,943
Posted By Ashen

Cast Aluminum Death Fork anyone? ...

Cast Aluminum Death Fork anyone?

http://seattle.craigslist.org/see/bik/1356778334.html
09-09-09, 08:09 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 816
Posted By Ashen

You original link is gone now, but yeah we get...

You original link is gone now, but yeah we get plenty of scam posts on craigslist up here too. Recently there was a nearly new serotta with full record for $400 or some such thing.
09-08-09, 04:23 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 3,512
Posted By Ashen

If you can't get component value, part it out. ...

If you can't get component value, part it out. You know the next guy will if you don't.
09-08-09, 08:45 AM
Replies: 100
Views: 5,365
Posted By Ashen

I work for the local electric utility. My office...

I work for the local electric utility. My office is 4 miles from home, and bike commuting is supported around here. No problems.
Forum: Touring
09-07-09, 06:25 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,517
Posted By Ashen

Well I'd still love to go, but it really seems...

Well I'd still love to go, but it really seems like a trip somewhere closer would be both easier and cheaper. Maybe go see a bunch of ruins in Mexico or Belize.
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